Not long ago, we celebrated World Bee Day and we have news for you again about bees, this time about the Slovenian autochthonous species. Carniolan bees come to London, namely to the Slovenica day center, where the main base of our editorial office and Slovenian bookshelf. We are already planting honey plants for the bee family and preparing a place for them. The bees and the hive can also be seen via the Internet, with the transmission of two live cameras.
Carniolan bee, also called Carniolan lavender ali Kranjica - Apis mellifera carnica, originates from the territory of present-day Slovenia. It is the second most widespread breed of honey bee in the world and the first in Europe. It is the same protected species, so beekeepers are not allowed to introduce other bees. It has brownish gray hairs on the chest and the hind rings are dark with lighter spots on the first and second rings. It overwinters in a smaller community and is characterized by a modest consumption of winter food supplies. The Carniolan bee is characterized by a greater ability to orientate and is also known as a good honeycomb builder. A special advantage of the Carniolan bee is also calmness, as they sit quietly on the honeycomb when we pull it out of the nest and that is why the number of stings is lower compared to restless bees. Beekeepers' Association of Slovenia since 2004 leads the original pedigree book for breeding Carniolan bees, in which only bees can be entered on the basis of the stated characteristics and properties identified. The year of birth of the Carniolan bee is considered to be the year 1879.